1. SPOILER ALERT: Tyson Slocum to appear on ‘The Colbert Report’
    September 16, 2008 @ 10:23 am

    […] to the Citizen Vox blog, it looks as if Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen’s Energy Program could be a guest on this […]


  2. A. Pipe
    September 16, 2008 @ 10:51 pm

    great job tyson… i as a canadian.. an oil producing country as well still at the mercy of opec and its like…

    i saw your appearance on colbert report….
    great job.. and id like to point out his limited jokes at you expense.. most were sarcastic remarks about mcain.

    you represented your cause well.. an i am one who waits for inexpensive green transportation…. my wife an i work within 2 blocks of our house in a city of 500,000 and share a bus pass for family errends… we have 3 children, and my wife has adapted to life without a vehicle, quite well might i add… she gets no pat on the back but mine .. for her sacrifice.. and her un-equated efforst.. but as gas has gone to $1.37 cad per liter (i am sorry i dont know the converstion but i understand its considerable more then us pays) we cant and wont further support the gas comglomerates.



  3. Truther Teller
    September 17, 2008 @ 8:40 am


    Die in a Fire Public Citizen you fearmongering Liberal Freak, how dare you lie about this natural earth cycle and blame it on us.


  4. Jerald
    September 17, 2008 @ 8:58 am

    BULLCRAP, Global Warming is a SCAM! Al Gore and many other politition’s are lieing too you too get the Carbon Tax on you!
    This is a Natural Cycle we’re going threw and You liberal Freaks think you can put the blame on us!

    I will kill you all before i Pay even more money too the goverment.

    More Carbon comes outa a Single Volcano than we ever have or ever will produce on our own.

    Open your eye’s Sheepeople! 9/11 was a inside job too ruin our economy and Start WW3! Damn you Amerika! Damn you!


  5. Mike M.
    September 17, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    The seventy percent solution.

    Americans are in love with the quick fix. If it sounds good and requires a minimum amount of effort on our part it’s fine by us, and so we have a significant number of citizens supporting the idea of expanding domestic oil production.
    Seventy percent, if the polls are correct. I find that interesting, since it’s also been pointed out recently that two thirds of us are overweight. Is it a coincidence that virtually the same number of Americans lacking the character and self discipline to pursue a healthy lifestyle are also unwilling to make the effort and sacrifices necessary to solve our current energy crisis? I’m sure those of you who drive SUV’s because they’re safer, meaning safer for you and more dangerous to the rest of us, fit into at least one of those groups.
    And while we’re at it, isn’t this about more than our failed energy policies? Hasn’t it been demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that global warming is real? Its’ effects are being felt even now, to say nothing about how much worse things will get in the future. But let’s not kid ourselves. This isn’t about solving anything other than $4/gallon gas prices. It wasn’t in the hope of saving the planet that we started trading in our gas guzzling SUV’s, it was when gas hit $3.50/gallon that this phenomenon occurred, just as the same scenario played out back in the 70’s. Not surprising, considering those SUV drivers would have been better served with more efficient and intelligently designed vehicles in the first place.
    So why do we find ourselves with the problem today? Weren’t the oil shortage and the subsequent crippling of out economy enough of a wakeup call back then? Certainly there was a failure of our political leaders to heed that warning, but ask yourselves this. Would those same seventy percenters’ have elected anyone campaigning on a platform based on increased gas taxes to invest in alternative energy sources, let alone even remotely hinting at the bigger sacrifices needed in order to secure energy independence and a cleaner environment for our future?
    When discussing politics with people from other countries, the phrase “Americans deserve the people they elect” often comes up. To paraphrase a famous quote, “no one ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” That quote applies to votes as well, as exemplified by the fact our very own president said recently that increased drilling will have no effect on gas prices in the immediate future and only minimal effect in the long run. He couldn’t help pointing this out as he was lifting the ban on offshore drilling!
    Shouldn’t the absurdity of basing so much of our economic livelihood on a finite source of energy also be mentioned in this discussion, as well as the fact that increased drilling will only increase the chances of adding yet another environmental disaster to the one we’re trying to solve? And hey, by all means let’s increase our reliance on oil rigs out in the Gulf. Just think of the impact another hurricane would have on gas prices if we relied even more heavily on offshore drilling. Maybe we should look on the bright side. The more we drill the quicker we’ll run out. The world’s such a wonderful place now, it’ll be so much better when we’re all fighting over that last drop of oil!
    But arguing about drilling these days is like discussing religion. At some point a person just believes what they want to, and nothing anyone says is going to change that. Too bad believing something doesn’t necessarily make it true. Too bad you can’t teach common sense. The bottom line is, our politicians will continue to insult the intelligence of the rest of us while the seventy percenters’ worry about their petty self interests, and while that’s happening the situation will just keep getting worse.
    Here’s one thing I know to be true, America. There is no quick fix, and when it comes to saving our environment and securing a future for later generations, you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem. Maybe it’s time we stop listening to “the great masses of the plain people” and start making decisions that make sense, regardless of the personal sacrifices involved.


  6. ooopinionsss
    December 3, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

    How you think when the economic crisis will end? I wish to make statistics of independent opinions!


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